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Re^3: How start an application on Linux

by three18ti (Scribe)
on Jan 18, 2014 at 20:52 UTC ( #1071144=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How start an application on Linux
in thread How start an application on Linux

Yes you do. Everyone has access to Linux

Go here and download Virtual Box. Virtual Box will allow you to run an operating system inside of Windows without affecting the parent operating system.

Once you have downloaded Virtual Box, you will need a Linux distribution. For a beginner I would recommend Ubuntu, but any flavor of Linux will work.

Here's a few links to download Linux

I've ordered them from lowest to highest learning curve. You should be able to plug the Ubuntu ISO into VBox and run it, while ArchLinux will require more work (there's no "installer" per se, and you'll need to set everything up manually).

VirtualBox Documentation can be found here. You can probably just skip to Creating your first virtual machine

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